File:Amazing April 1928.jpg|thumb|right|180px|Cover of the April 1928 issue of ''Amazing Stories'', which featured Clare Winger Harris's classic short story "The Miracle of the Lily."
'''Clare Winger Harris''' (January 18, 1891 – October 1968) was an early science fiction
writer whose short stories
were published during the 1920s. She is credited as the first woman to publish stories under her own name in science fiction magazine
s. Her stories often dealt with characters on the "borders of humanity" such as cyborgs
Harris began publishing in 1926, and soon became well liked by readers. She sold a total of eleven stories, which were collected in 1947 as ''Away From the Here and Now''. Her gender was a surprise to Gernsback, the editor who first bought her work, as she was the first woman to publish science fiction stories under her own name. Her stories, which often feature strong female characters, have been occasionally reprinted...